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Warm world: Floods are our future

New research says the potential destruction of climate change has been gravely underestimated

Water Sector Advisory Panel on Weather and Climate

Working together to restore human dignity through universal access to water and sanitation

Increasing our resilience to extreme weather and climate events

The purpose of the forum is to generate demystified and interpreted weather and climate information to assess the options and possible remedies

Mashaba concludes investigation into Jo’burg storm

On December 30 last year, a violent storm caused extensive damage to some 1 326 properties

​Cities need a concrete plan for flash floods

Inadequate infrastructure and clogged storm water drains are costing lives as extreme weather patterns become more frequent.

World records are now being broken year after year, but this is nothing to celebrate

No, it’s not the Olympics, it’s the weather. July 2016 is the hottest month in recorded history and people are responsible this unnatural phenomenon.

Earth’s climate having a ‘complete blowout’

Nasa – which uses its satellites to observe climate change – has said this year will probably be the hottest on record.

Can you take the weather with you?

The technology for forecasting the weather has been getting more and more local in recent years. Now it's personal, writes Arthur Goldstuck.

Portable weather stations to fill data gaps

A simple tool could give meteorologists access to the world's information deserts, enabling data collection from large areas of the developing world.

Hermanus, the eye of the sunstorm

Scientists in the Western Cape town watch more than whales – they have a flair for space weather too.

Insurers seek shelter from the storms

Insurance claims and payouts are soaring as havoc wreaked by climate change in the form of violent storms, rain and hail continues to increase.

UN finds global temperatures continue to soar

The United Nations says that 13 of the 14 warmest years on record have occured since the turn of the new millennium.

Govt relieved as rainy weather begins to subside

Rain across SA has led to 32 deaths, 25 of which were drownings. But government is off high alert as the weather seemingly returns to normal.

Seven freeze frames of the polar vortex

US residents have shared some cool images of the Polar Vortex as subzero temperatures continue to arrest the country.

Global climate: Last decade warmest on record

On average, the global temperature is 0.9C higher than a century ago, while global sea levels are 20cm higher than in 1880, says a report.

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